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2019… Here we are


It hard to imagine that just last week, everyone kept pushing their programs to next year. You could think there were talking about some futuristic thing that would come after months and yet by Tuesday morning, we were there. January was looking at us and for some reason, with a …

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Press Release Pearl Rhythm

Pearl Rhythm Festival Returns to Kampala 27th October 2018 The Pearl Rhythm Festival is back this year for its 6th edition. The festival as always will feature some of Uganda’s most prominent world music artists come Saturday 27th October, 2018 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre-National Theatre from 11:00am to …

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Happy K opens Pearl Rhythm activations in style

The one thing that many people know about Pearl Rhythm Festival must be their ability to produce new talent on an annual basis. Each year, the festival through their Stage Coach programme mentor a group of artistes in areas of song writing, recording and performing. This in turn has in …

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Movie Night brings Ayanda to Kampala


The African Movie Night by Audio Visual Factory has brought various exciting movie titles like Desert Flower, Veve, Half of a Yellow Sun and Nothing for Mahala, among others.On March 14 at the National theatre, African Movie Night will screen Ayanda – probably one of the biggest South African films …

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Pan-Africanism takes centre stage at Sauti za Busara

Last year Sauti za Busara festival was cancelled after organisers failed to secure funding for the continental arts do. Some feared the popular annual festival would not find its way back, but towards the end of 2016, organizers put a message online announcing the 2017 edition for February 9 to …

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Charmant Mushaga impresses at the Jazz Night


Jazz music is gaining massive acceptance in Uganda in the past few years. There was a time the genre was obviously filled with false loyalty, the people whose appreciation of the music started and ended with Jazz Safari. Of course places like Jazzville were going on with their authentic jazz …

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Recollecting the tunes of Buganda’s lost sounds 


During the DoaDoa arts market that took place at the National Theatre earlier this year, the Ntenga Royal Drummers opened the showcases. However, besides their unique sound, many didn’t also know that the music they played, Entenga is Royal with roots in the Kabaka’s palace and now at the brink …

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